Mylène got way too comfortable during the break and is fully reclined for the rest of the interview. I also turn away from the mic a lot to pour drinks. We continue talking about our mentality when it comes to performance. We also talk about what stagnation can lead to. At the end, I completely misinterpret a very simple question.Read More
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Part 2 with Mylène starts with how good we are at blaming ourselves for any conceivable situation in our lives. I point out how most issues we have tend to boil down to one or two central traits. We talk about the varying scales of narcissism, how dismissive and vaguely selfish it is to say “Oh, you’re not fat/ugly/etc.”, and how normal false equivalence is in society. There are a lot of therapeutic ways to deal with stuff that aren’t necessarily therapy,but work even if they are really weird. Lenn gets into the other prompt in the last leg of this episode, explaining how she got into improv comedy. All performers are similarly weird for getting involved in performance arts in the first place.
Intro Music: The Warmth - Fat Night
Outro Music: Spacesuit - Matt and Sam’s Brother (x)
Mylène, aka Lenn, aka Lennie is on the show! At the time, Mylène and I were basically strangers. Lenn goes from prompt two to start with. She addresses her body image issues in relation to how she’s perceived by others and how that affects her in various relationships. We talk about the things that we feel make us undesirable in romantic relationships. We take a tangent into death for a while, like the tendency to only talk positively about people who have died, and how we personally respond to personal loss and other people grieving. Being egocentric manifests in weird ways especially when combined with other fun mental quirks.
Into/Outro Music: You’re Good, But I’m Better - Kill J
Disclaimer: My mixer was on its way out when this was being recorded, so the sound quality is a little off.
Part 2 of Cindy’s interview starts with why she enjoys music (since we took so many tangents in the first hour) both as a performer and an instructor, the importance of diversifying your music experience and keeping up different skills. When we get into the second prompt, we sort of struggle to nail down Cindy’s growth in regards to how she manages her personality quirks. She talks about her passive desire for attention and the different ways it manifests. Cindy then decides to eat the world’s loudest candy into the microphone. We both love calling things trash and garbage and explaining the difference between the two. I drop some vaguely related knowledge about narcissism in our culture and how easy it’s become to find an audience as technology develops.
Intro Music: Garbage Truck - Sex Bob-Omb
Part 2 with Merissa start of with some bathroom talk, but is mostly about relationships. We talk about different personality dynamics, growing up as the oldest sibling, and how we deal with conflict in romantic situations. I’m kind of a hypocrite in this area, but we talk about how to give and receive advice and when it’s appropriate to do so. In a bit of a tangent I say a bunch of stuff about language I refuse to fact check.We also talk about some shortcomings in communication we both have. There’s just a lot of different things being talked aboutRead More
During our extra long pre-show talk, we ended up on the subject of pornography. Streaming sites are terrible. Unless you're paying them.
This week I have a stranger on the show! Her name is Stephanie, and she's gold right out of the gate.Read More
In this first part of Paloma's interview we talk about the sketchy circumstances of where we're recording, her difficulty saying no to strangers, the balance of risk and new experiences, and ill advised shots that she has done twice.
Right up top, my dog, Diva, is in the room walking around while we're recording. I talk to her a lot and I'm sorry. Sam is good sport, though. She talks about committing to photography as a career. Sam also talks about her insecurity regarding her voice, which I can definitely relate to. Sam is a really cool person and I enjoyed this session with her.
Christian's episode was the first recorded following the Vegas round table. He was actually one of the first people considered for this show and we had a really solid chat, even if it was a short one. Christian talks about his creative process when he draws and his tendency to draw puns. He also opens up about how he tends to take on too much at once out of excitement, often to his detriment. Overall, he's pretty self aware and really cuts to the core of his answers to the prompts. At the end we talk about one of my favorite things he created, The Time Drunks.
Finally! The end of the Vegas round table! Rico's deepest thoughts revealed! I appreciate your patience during the 8 month hiatus. Stay tuned for more timely content.Read More
Our Vegas roundtable continues this week. We wrap up Silvio's interview and get into Amanda's. She does a great job of setting the tone for my original vision for this show. Erich is a little quiet because he refused to stay close to the mic, but I don't think it should be too big a deal.
Also, sorry for screwing up the email and twitter in the outro again. That'll be fixed next episode. The email is GITMSpodcast@gmail.com and the twitter account is @BraveMotelGITMS
This is it! The first episode of the show that restarted it all. Brave Motel is back and bigger than ever largely due to the idea that eventually became Give It To Me Straight. It feels good to be podcasting again.
Today's episode is the first of a multi-part group interview. A last minute decision to bring some recording equipment on a group trip to Vegas resulted in 6 friends exploring the things that brought them to where they are as people.